Finding America

Me and Tarah

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One thing I certainly miss about my my homeland is the country's relative appreciation for toilet humo(u)r. Without it, Britain's longstanding reputation for incomparable comedy would be missing one very vital piece. On the other hand, Americans—at least those here in the Midwest—are more likely to consider it too much information if, at the breakfast table, you casually mention that you had a hard time flushing this morning.

But while we're on the subject of toilets, in this week's video log, I delve into that 13-year-old part of my brain to bring you 5 major differences between British and American public toilets. Sit back, relax, and... enjoy the video (what did you think I was going to say?).

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Laurence Brown is a British man writing his way through the truly bizarre world of America - a place he sometimes accidentally calls home and a place he still hasn't quite figured out after seven years. Thankfully, his journey is made 12% easier by the fact that his accent makes him sound much smarter than he is. For evidence of this, subscribe to his popular Lost in the Pond web series over on YouTube.


  1. Two excellent bits of graffiti featured on the wall in the Gents a couple of years ago of my local pub in Sale, Cheshire UK.

    "My mother made me a homosexual." (In different handwriting) "If I buy the wool, will she make me one too?"

    "Is the bottom falling out of your world? If so, drink Boddingtons and let the world fall out of your bottom." Boddingtons is a famous old Manchester brewery.

  2. Trust me, no American understands or approves of the giant cracks in the doors of public bathroom stalls. But unless you've traveled out of America, you don't even realize there are other options lol.

    1. Honestly I don't understand why the crack gets Brits so bent out of shape. Never have I looked through a crack to see someone sitting on the pot, ever. I would probably have to actually try to look to even see anything recognizable, but unless you are really wanting to try to look none does (unless you are a perve), you simply head to an available one and take care of business. I have seen this issue brought up so many time with anyone from England but never has that crack been an issue to anyone I have ever known.
      As far as potty talk and Americans not being able to handle it, I know too many people who (and mostly this is how much of my family is and friends) can talk about things having to do with the toilet as the best of them. Not sure what that says about my family and friends but there you have it. ;)


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